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Samsung phones and gadgets impress, but will call for slew of apps

...its phones as "the next big thing," Samsung is realizing that bigger isn't necessarily better.Two new Galaxy Note smartphones from Samsung are about the same size as last year's Note 3. What's different: a side screen on one of them and sharper...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-09-20/samsung-phones-and-gadgets-impress-
Small business on-the-go? Smartphones make it easy

...salons do blowouts for $35. "It's an extension of me."Smartphones have become vital for on-the-go entrepreneurs. Apps...touch with employees from anywhere. Some owners say their smartphones make it easier for them to build a side business while keeping...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-22/small-business-go-smartpho
Startups offer banking for smartphone users

...to fit in the palm of your hand.Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go. Some things haven't changed. Like traditional banks, customers open...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-01/startups-offer-banking-sma
Can smartphones snap out of technological stupor?

...This could be remembered as the year smartphones became boring.Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras...Francisco.If such visions are realized, smartphones and tablets will be equipped with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-13/can-smartphones-snap-out-t
New BlackBerry smartphones to hit UK, Canada before March arrival in US

...generation of more versatile BlackBerry smartphones is finally about to hit the market after...long-awaited line-up of revamped smartphones and software Wednesday at simultaneous...out a new Windows operating system for smartphones, confronting RIM with another technology...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-01-30/new-blackberry-smartphones
Android operating system on 75 percent of smartphones shipped last quarter

NEW YORK - Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.Apple's iOS system...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-03/android-operating-system-7
Smartphones complicate tracking, paying overtime

ATLANTA - Those smartphones and BlackBerrys that enable work anytime, anywhere are increasingly...be working ? because they can, thanks to the growing use of smartphones. That's allowing work to bleed into evenings, weekends and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-07-06/smartphones-complicate-tra
Kelvin Collins: College students at high risk for identity theft

...Information sharing has become second-nature to many college students who have grown up in an era of social media, smartphones and widely available Internet access.Unfortunately, this also makes students more susceptible to scams and fraud...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-14/kelvin-collins-college-stu
As Silicon Valley moves into health care, companies find there's no app for dealing with FDA

...the $1.9 billion raised in 2013, according to venture firm Rock Health. But before tech companies can turn America's smartphones into portable medical suites, they must meet the rigorous standards of the Food and Drug Administration, which has long...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-11/silicon-valley-moves-healt
RadioShack warns of possible bankruptcy

...remake itself, focusing on wireless devices and accessories, but growth in that business is slowing as more people have smartphones and see fewer reasons to upgrade. The company says it is working on becoming less dependent on that business.It is trying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-11/radioshack-warns-possible-